Give back to our volunteers
THE peak organisation behind thousands of West Australian volunteers is gearing up to celebrate the wonderful people who generously give their time and talents.
Nominations have opened for the annual WA Volunteer of the Year Awards and volunteering WA chief executive Tina Williams urged people to take the opportunity to recognise a special person or organisation.
“These awards serve to highlight the outstanding contributions of individuals and organisations that make WA a better place to live. We look forward to showcasing these incredible volunteers and organisations who are doing amazing work in our communities,” she said.
There are about 600,000 volunteers in WA, from corporate organisations delivering services to the mums and dads who help out junior sport.
Last year, Raalia Wheeler was named the WA Volunteer of the Year.
After fire destroyed Dwellingup in 1961, Mr Wheeler was inspired to build an airfield on his rural property in Coolup and has maintained it ever since as one of WA’s most crucial firefighting bases.
Nominations for this year’s awards close on March 9. Winners will be announced during National Volunteers Week.